MIDDAY ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:
Competing against free - Matthew Yglesias
Basic run-of-the-mill hypocrisy - D. Waldman, Congress Matters
Involuntary TARP participation? - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Obama's Cairo speech, a first take - Paul, Powerline
Rubio picks up Christian Right support - Eric Kleefeld, TPMDC
Shop class - John J. Miller, The Corner
'Far-right views as mainstream' - S. Benen, Political Animal
Is it evidence? Is it medicine? - Megan McArdle
Bush punted on GM and Chrysler -- not Cerberus - Emptywheel
Into the gathering storm - Andrew Leigh, Big Hollywood
An absolutely extraordinary moment - Jeffrey Goldberg
From wouldn't talk to won't shut up - Meteor Blades, Daily Kos
Democrat party of yes, yes, yes - M. Clouthier, Right Wing News
Obama's Wahhabi bling-bling - Michelle Malkin
Meanwhile, in Iran...
- Jason Zengerle, The Plank

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Toxic asset plans halted - New York Times
Biden urges Maloney to not challenge Gillibrand - The Hill
In Cairo, praise for Obama's remarks - Washington Post
Total jobless claims decrease - Wall Street Journal

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